Fulford battlefied under threat

July 2015 dig

The Fulford Tapestry

3D view of battle

Summary of published report

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York in 1066
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Post-conquest Fulford
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Norse arrive 1066
Norse march to Fulford

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Images of flood on the day of the battle

12 panoramas of the battle site

YouTube videos

The Fulford Tapestry

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The shield wall drawn up by earl Morcar on 20 September 1066 would have blocked access to York.  The area to the top of the map was passable but marshy. The area of near the river was thinly defended as it was very wet but the bank itself was held by Morcar's brother earl Edwin of Mercia.

The modern map illustrates how little the site has been disturbed in the intervening 940 years. The shield wall is line chosen by the developers for their access road to 750 house planned for the fields at the top of the picture.

See the battle sequence

Based on a map generated Keith Challis

 

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There is a site devoted to saving the battlesite: The site has the story of the process that has allowed the site to be designated an access road to a Green Belt, floodplain housing estate.

And another website for the Fulford Tapestry that tells the story of the September 1066: This tells the story embroidered into the panels.

The author of the content is Chas Jones - fulfordthing@gmail.com  last updated June 2015

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